Welcome to the page with the answers to today's (December 17th 2015) clues of The Guardian Cryptic crossword.

Below is the list of all of today's clues (a total of 29 clues). Just click on a clue to get the answer.

Ignore left leaving formerly respected institution? (4)
Drunk looked at following poster, hoping to get reaction (9)
Finish holiday and leave (5,3)
Top man in command (6)
Ring sailor? No time, he complains (10)
Cutting relief? Very, very keen (4)
Rebuke — it's not acceptable with repressed women (3,3)
Settled on Bashful originally — what about Happy? (6)
Happen to be with a woman (6)
"No more pills!" — birth control campaigner (6)
Made sense, being ready to go in leaderless (5,2)
Prepared obstacles to hold back river (4)
Pack one's cases right and there's loads of space (5)
Relocated abroad and no longer in England (10)
Plot to turn over rough male totty proves to be false (7)
Agree hosting small party for retirement is more likely than not (4-2)
Mark takes direction in daze (6)
Stand opposite comedian Jack, perhaps (4,4)
Start of play in test — making things happen (9)
Sun's leader incites staff representative (9)
Cut joint — a quarter eaten (7)
Run in (Dave's first) for a bit of bacon (4)
Sprout's something to eat, when standing a long time (7)
Politician's bill abandoned — about time! (7)
Broke law digging round new street fixture (3,6)
Are Fiona and father repeatedly being punished for romance? (2,6,2,3,5)
Part of set in use, otherwise theatre's empty (2,5)
Country doctor may in turn take over (6)
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